Volume 15, No.9 - September 2011

Capacity development

Forum for knowledge-sharing on census data archiving

United Nations Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving will be arranged in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 20-23 September

UN DESA’s Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is organizing a Regional Seminar on Census Data Archiving. The purpose is to provide a forum for sharing of national practices and experiences in archiving census data.

The event will provide a basis for assessing existing national archiving strategies and technologies used, as well as for identifying good practices and lessons learned in census data archiving. It will also review major issues in archiving census data with a view to identifying challenges as well as considerations for formulating and implementing an effective national archiving plan.

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Adapting CensusInfo to disseminate data

Workshop on National Adaption of CensusInfo to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 19-23 September

The workshop is intended to develop the capacity of the Department of Census and Statistics of Sri Lanka to adapt CensusInfo to its full potential as a platform for disseminating census data. The participants will learn various processes involved in the adaptation of CensusInfo, including the preparation of CensusInfo template and database, importing data, language translation and customization of the software package.

The sessions will include hands-on training on using the CensusInfo User Interface and Database Administration applications as well as an introduction to the process of web-enabling the CensusInfo database.

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Implementing recommendations on energy statistics

International Workshop on Energy Statistics will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 27-30 September

UN DESA’s Statistics Division (UNSD), in cooperation with the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is organizing this workshop as part of the implementation process of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) which have been recently adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission.

The main objectives are to train participants in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the IRES; to review and discuss issues that countries face in the collection, compilation and dissemination of energy statistics, and share national experiences. The discussions will also contribute to the development of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM).

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